Emirates’ first remote check-in terminal opens in Dubai
A Monitor Report 12 Nov, 2019 | 2298 Views|-+
Dubai: Emirates’ first remote check-in terminal, outside of the airport, was opened yesterday, November 11 to provide seamless connections for cruise passengers. The Emirates check-in counters, located at Port Rashid, allows passengers who are disembarking from their cruise ships to check in for their onward Emirates flight at the same facility.
Mohammed Mattar, Divisional Senior Vice President, Emirates Airport Services said: “Our first remote check-in facility at Port Rashid will allow cruise passengers with onward flights the freedom to explore Dubai during their short transit having dropped their luggage and completed check-in formalities.”
The Emirates check-in facility at Port Rashid has eight counters where Emirates staff check-in customers’ luggage and issue boarding passes up to 4 hours before flight departure. The facility will be open during the sailing period from October to April. In the next 6 months, 198 cruise ships are expected to dock at Port Rashid where approximately 280,000 passengers will have onward Emirates flights.
The new service complements Home Check-in, launched last year, which allows Emirates passengers to check in for their flights from anywhere in Dubai for a fee. For Emirates passengers arriving in Dubai, there is a luggage storage facility for those who wish to leave their bags and explore the city. Emirates also offers a Home Delivery service where luggage is retrieved, cleared at customs and delivered to the customers for a hassle free travel experience.